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. and the deadline is here. joining us today two senate leaders on budget issues. from oklahoma, republican tom coburn. and from missouri, democrat claire mccasskill. about the sequester happen. will the spending cuts kick in on friday? senator coburn? >> they will. it is not $85 billion because it is a pro rata portionle that until the end of the year so it won't be a full 85 billion. >> chris: but it is going to kick in? >> it will kick in. but at a pro rata rate. so you are not going to see $85 billion all of a shoulden shrink from the federal government. >> chris: we will get to that in a second. senator mccaskill, do you agree it is going to happen? >> unless the republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach i think it will kick in. i'm a little confused about the republican position at this point. it appears that speaker boehner doesn't have any kind of bill that he can even put on the floor of the house that could pass within his caucus and i think there is a little bit of a civil war that has broken out among the republican ranks. >> chris: wait a minute, more, the fa
and answer is session and point six was allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in response to my question did you say that and do you believe that and the letter said he did not recall saying that and he disavows that statement. >> chris: is that enough for you? >> well, if in fact that is true, that would end that matter because he previously said in a book that the jewish lobby intimidates members of congress particularly the u.s. senate and makes us pushes us to make very bad decisions. if the second statement were true he said that the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers, those two together would show an edge and a view of the israeli u.s. relationship way out of mainstream. so i will just take him at his word unless something new comes along. >> chris: senate democrats as you know say you are playing politics with national security. here is what
people. so we have to recognize that. which cuts really help us and which cuts hurt our future and cuts in education, sigh enfiscal cliff tick research and the rest are harmful and they are what are affected by the sequestration. it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem that we have to address. right now we have low interest on the national debt and it is a good time for us to act to lower that deficit. we think the deficit and the national debt are at immoral levels. we think we must be reduced. we are sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. that is 15%, a large percentage of the budget the interest on the national debt. it is lower now because of the lower interest rate. >> chris: again all i would say, a $3.5 trillion budget and talking about $85 billion in cuts injuries let's go to the taxes, though. >> before you leave spending we agreed to $1.6 trillion in spending discretionary domestic spending -- >> chris: but the sequestration is just spend ising cuts. >> secondly we have gone to medicare and had savings
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